Tag: "vision" at medical news
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
... of added ailments, particularly diabetes, stroke, vision
loss, depression, and cognitive impairment; no alcohol use and, above all, the lack of regular vigorous physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity was the most prevalent risk factor for functional decline among older arthritis patients, r...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
...eed that amblyopia, a condition that involves poor vision
and/or poor muscle control of one eye, can be effectively treated in children younger than six, it has generally been believed that older children were unlikely to benefit from treatment, according to background information in the article. The upper ...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...ounger children. Amblyopia is a leading cause of vision
impairment in children and usually begins in infan...he study, which showed that treatment improved the vision
of many of the 507 older children with amblyopia studied at 49 eye centers nationwide. Previously, m...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
...ancy or childhood, the condition is marked by poor vision
in an otherwise healthy eye and occurs because the...chart, which the researchers defined as successful vision
improvement. A fourth of children in this age group using glasses alone also met this standard. For...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...sed on younger children. Treatment improved the vision
of many of the 507 older children with amblyopia s... children in the United States have some degree of vision
impairment due to amblyopia. Many of these children do not receive treatment while they are young," ...
ARVO annual meeting features over 6,000 presentations
Rockville, Md. More than 9,000 eye and vision
researchers will gather to attend the Association ..., Fla., May 1-5, 2005. The world's premier eye and vision
research meeting, the ARVO 2005 Annual Meeting will feature keynote speakers Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, ...
New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap
...which is that the rate of achieving high levels of vision
is better with the IntraLase laser than with the c...excimer laser is used to ablate corneal tissue for vision
correction. Until now, advancements like Custom LASIK and Wavefront have focused on improving th...
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
...e providers, associations and others who share our vision
and plans to defeat diabetes. A clear example of this is our partnership with ACP, as this highly respected and effective organization brings tremendous educational opportunities and resources to its membership, those physicians on the front lines of...
New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid
...ere it will be used and modified continuously. The vision
fueling the grid is nothing short of boundless."...
UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness
...ar degeneration is the most common cause of severe vision
loss in Canada, especially among the elderly, acco...he Blind. It causes one in three cases of reported vision
loss. The condition causes light-sensitive cells in the macula, or central portion of the retina, to...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...tened level of anxiety about the potential loss of vision
because the pituitary gland is so close to the optic nerve," Kostas said. "Frequently, we talk to many patients who are also fearful that they will have decreased libido or become infertile." Treatment depends on the type of pituitary tumor, the exte...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...on in Older Adults When compared to those without vision
loss, older adults with vision
loss report more difficulty walking, getting outside, getting into and out of a bed or a chair, mana...
Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies
... critical to global health and consistent with our vision
for a school of public health," says W. Ian Lipkin, MD, the Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Professor of Epidemiology, professor of Neurology and Pathology at Columbia University, and director of the Greene Lab. "We fully expect that by sharing these diag...
Green laser pointer can cause eye damage
...re eye removal due to ring melanoma. The patient's vision
was 20/20, and the macular retina appeared healthy. Dr. Robertson exposed the patient's retina to light from a commercially available Class 3A green laser with an average power measured at less than five milliwatts: 60 seconds to the fovea, the cent...
New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens
... co-founder, chairman and CEO of eyeonics. "Yet as vision
technologies advanced, Medicare reimbursement did ...eans that patients will have the right to choose a vision
correction technology that best meets their lifestyle and visual demands. It also gives doctors the...
Study suggests antibiotic may limit or prevent vision problems caused by diabetes
...rve cells. The neuron death causes the progressive vision
loss characteristic of diabetic retinopathy and re... has shed more light on the processes that lead to vision
loss in those with diabetes," Levison said. "We hope that these discoveries will lead to new treatme...
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
... of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. "It takes a great vision
and dedication to achieve such progress for humanity." In the 1950s Dr. Kapikian began studying the epidemiology and causes of various viral diseases. He is renowned for pioneering studies using electron microscopy to discover and characterize virus...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...s to see the surgical site more closely than human vision
allows, and to work at a smaller scale of detail than conventional surgery permits. Unlike other endoscopic systems now in use, which afford reverse-image views that require counter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his h...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...remature babies who got DHA supplements had better vision
and reached development milestones earlier than infants who didn't get the supplements. On the other hand, insufficient DHA has been implicated in developmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabili...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
... onset of symptoms. The newborns maintained normal vision
and hearing and normal cognitive development, except for areas influenced by gross motor development. In contrast, the infants treated after symptom onset showed some stabilization of neurologic disease, but remained severely impaired....
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